What do you do with a voice like that?

A picture book of lawyer, politician, and civil rights leader Barbara Jordan emphasizes how she used her voice to make a difference in the world.

 

The vast wonder of the world

Presents the life and accomplishments of the African American scientist, whose keen observations of sea creatures revealed new insights about egg cells and the origins of life.

 

Chronicles the efforts of fourteen-year-old Jo Ann Allen, who in 1956, was one of twelve African American students who broke the color barrier and integrated Clinton High School in Tennessee and who found herself the spokesperson for the group.

 

Traces the life of Sojourner Truth from her enslaved childhood and remarkable emancipation through her history-shaping leadership while advocating for equal rights for women and African Americans.

 

Tells the story of the highly successful tennis players Venus and Serena Williams, laying out their humble beginnings, hard work, mutual support, and their resulting extraordinary achievements in tennis.

 

Presents the history of hip-hop including, how it evolved from folktales, spirituals, and poetry, to the showmanship of James Brown, to the culture of graffiti art and break-dancing that formed around the art form.

 

A collection of striking and intimate photographs of Michelle Obama, coupled with personal reflections and behind-the-scenes stories from official White House photographer and New York Times bestselling author of Chasing Light, Amanda Lucidon, presented in a deluxe format for young readers.

 

Pies from Nowhere

Georgia Gilmore was a cook at the National Lunch Company in Montgomery, Alabama. When the bus boycotts broke out in Montgomery after Rosa Parks was arrested, Georgia organized a group of women who cooked and baked to fund-raise for gas and cars to help sustain the boycott.

 

No Small Potatoes

The life of Junius G. Groves, a sharecropper in Kansas who grew a modest potato farm into a potato kingdom.

 

Never Caught is the eye-opening narrative of Ona Judge, George and Martha Washington’s runaway slave, who risked everything for freedom.

 

Presents the story of a remarkable pioneer, who was the first African American prima ballerina in the Metropolitan Opera, in a time when racial segregation was widespread in the United States.

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